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rk_sports 07-09-2008 08:47 PM

Tights under shorts?
 
Does wearing tights (like biker/cycling shorts) under the shorts help or hurt ?
Do they help groin sprains?

kobe3pointer 07-09-2008 09:06 PM

i use them for football, basketball, and tennis...

chess9 07-10-2008 02:24 AM

I think they do. I wear deSoto compression shorts. Just make sure to take them off after you play and give the 'puppies' a chance to breathe.

-Robert

Rickson 07-10-2008 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by rk_sports (Post 2510126)
Does wearing tights (like biker/cycling shorts) under the shorts help or hurt ?
Do they help groin sprains?

Spandex under shorts? Those are so 80s! Just wear the huge modern day shorts. Modern day shorts fall below the knees anyway.

Klatu Verata Necktie 07-10-2008 03:27 AM

I've worn compression shorts since straining my left hamstring and quad, and so far, I've been able to avoid further damage. I don't know how much impact, if any, the shorts have had on my recovery, but I've made significant progress and the shorts are comfortable, so I don't see any down side to their use.

Nuke 07-10-2008 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Rickson (Post 2510662)
Modern day shorts fall below the knees anyway.

So why do we still call them "shorts"? :)

Klatu Verata Necktie 07-10-2008 03:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Rickson (Post 2510662)
Spandex under shorts? Those are so 80s! Just wear the huge modern day shorts. Modern day shorts fall below the knees anyway.

The idea is to wear long modern shorts over the compression shorts.

robkat 07-10-2008 04:26 AM

I've been wearing compression shorts for about 9 years now. I started wearing them because I kept straining groin muscles each time I played. Since wearing these shorts, I have not strained any muscles. I will not play without wearing compression shorts.

Xoote 07-10-2008 05:17 AM

great tip thanks

spt 07-10-2008 06:55 AM

I've been wearing dri-fit/compression type shorts for a couple of years. They are much more comfortable that underwear. They wick the sweat away and keep you dryer - no more chaffing.

Rickson 07-10-2008 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Nuke (Post 2510693)
So why do we still call them "shorts"? :)

Because they're still shorter than pants.

Noisy Ninja 07-10-2008 08:35 AM

http://www.tri247.com/article_2561_C...html?category=

rk_sports 07-10-2008 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by robkat (Post 2510764)
I've been wearing compression shorts for about 9 years now. I started wearing them because I kept straining groin muscles each time I played. Since wearing these shorts, I have not strained any muscles. I will not play without wearing compression shorts.

this was exactly what i was hoping..

scotus 07-10-2008 12:42 PM

So I take it that compression shorts are meant to replace the boxers/briefs? (Excuse my ignorance--I have never tried these compression shorts)

kobe3pointer 07-10-2008 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by scotus (Post 2511914)
So I take it that compression shorts are meant to replace the boxers/briefs? (Excuse my ignorance--I have never tried these compression shorts)

You are missing out, they feel great, Yup they are replacements for boxers..

chess9 07-10-2008 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Noisy Ninja (Post 2511270)

Great article! Thanks, mate!

-Robert

Noisy Ninja 07-10-2008 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by chess9 (Post 2512602)
Great article! Thanks, mate!

-Robert

No problem. Glad to hear someone enjoyed the read.

- Paul

rk_sports 07-10-2008 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Noisy Ninja (Post 2511270)

interesting.. I guess this Hits the Nail on the Head :)

Il Mostro 07-10-2008 10:12 PM

Man, I do not know how you guys do it in the hot weather. I wear long compression shorts from time to time in the winter (such as it is here in Southern California) but they feel so hot and uncomfortable in hot weather. I do like the Under Armor non-compression shorts though. They are somewhat supportive and breath really well.

jchamilt 07-11-2008 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Noisy Ninja (Post 2511270)

The above web site makes a compelling case for using compression clothing. Being the technical person that I am I tried to look up the references cited on the above web site. I looked on Medline a database of about 6+ million medical articles and couldn't find either reference (author Brigard, A et al or Stephanie Perry in International Journal of Sports Medicine). Both were recently published in 2006, according to the above web page. If anyone has the exact reference (journal, volume and page number) for these above studies I would appreciate it.


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